SOCI 212 – Social Problems

Complete a 5-7 page final paper that analyzes the future impact of this social problem you have mentioned in the second writing assignment. In this assignment, you will cover: 1. The scope of this social problem over the last 30-50 years. (note: you will need to use historical data to articulate the scope of this problem. )2. An analysis of one major theoretical perspective from our textbook that is useful in understanding this social problem. 3. Finally, your own analysis of how you think addressing the social problem could be improved. In this analysis, please mention what you think should be done to solve this social problem. Your paper should utilize sound critical thought and it should provide appropriate APA in-text citations and APA full-reference citations. 4. Use at least four concepts from our text (not used in our previous assignments) in your analysis. SOCI 212 – Social ProblemsAmerican Public University SystemAssignment Three: Final Paper (Due Week 8)OverviewThis final paper will be the culmination of what we have accomplished in our first and second writingassignments. Now that we have identified and clarified the nature of our chosen social problem, andexamined two key organizations that address this social problem, we will now give a more in depthdiscussion about the scope of the social problem, a major theoretical idea that can be applied to thesocial problem, and our own analysis of how this social problem might be better solved. A crucial partof this paper will be in identifying one of the major theoretical perspectives we have covered thissession. The three major ones include the functionalist, conflict, and symbolic interaction approaches. However, as our texts point out, there are other theoretical viewpoints we may also adopt if wechoose. The key will be in thoroughly reading and understanding these theoretical viewpoints, andfinding the most effective one for understanding our chosen social problem of study. InstructionsComplete a 5-7 page final paper that analyzes the future impact of this social problem you havementioned in the second writing assignment. In this assignment, you will cover: 1. The scope of this social problem over the last 30-50 years. (you will need to use historical datato articulate the scope of this problem)2. An analysis of one major theoretical perspective from our textbook that is useful inunderstanding this social problem. 3. Finally, your own analysis of how you think addressing the social problem could be improved. In this analysis, please mention what you think should be done to solve this social problem. Your paper should utilize sound critical thought and it should provide appropriate APA in-textcitations and APA full-reference citations. 4. Use at least four concepts from our text (not used in our previous assignments) in youranalysis. Don’t forget to include proper APA-style citation and reference. The assignment should include a title page, abstract and/or table of contents, body of paper, and alsoworks cited page. This assignment should follow the APA format. In addition to our text, you willsignificantly incorporate research from at least 5 meaningful up-to-date resources, two of which mustbe from reputable, peer-reviewed academic journals. Please check the Course Materials for moreinformation on this homework assignment (worth 20% of total grade). Due on by midnight the Sunday of Week 8 – submit using link in Sakai. The paper should be typed, double-spaced, 1” margins, arial or times new roman 11 pt font,and saved as . doc, . rtf or . pdf in the format: lastname_SOCI212_HW3. docSOC 212Assignment 3Final PaperLATE POLICY: Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are due by the end of each week – Sunday. If you anticipatethat an assignment will be late, you must contact me immediately. Penalties will be assessed basedon the reason for the late work, and the timeliness of notice. Late work will not be penalized if thereason falls under the following categories: documented long-lasting technical problems that are outof the student’s control, documented family emergencies, and documented extended illnesses. Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes: Homework Three will evaluate your ability to do the following: Course Objectives: Course ObjectiveOneIdentify specific social problems and their cause-effect patterns. Course ObjectiveTwoIdentify current research methods that are utilized for the investigation ofsocial problems. Course ObjectiveThreeCompare and contrast current and suggested policies, programs, and/ortreatments in terms of their effectiveness for alleviating the negativeconsequences of social problems. Course ObjectiveFourApply class concepts to support opinions about social problems. Course ObjectiveFiveIllustrate how the sociological process enables us to identify various socialconcerns. Course ObjectiveSixExplain the role of culture in identifying social issues as problems. Course ObjectiveSevenApply sociological theories to explain the occurrence and scope of theseproblems. Learning Outcomes: Grading Rubric: SOC 212Assignment 3Final PaperCATEGORYOutstandingAbove AverageAverageBelow AverageUnacceptableDescriptionof the socialproblemsProvided detaileddescription of thechosen socialproblem throughthe use of historicaldata (5 points)Needed someelaboration on thedescription of thechosen socialproblem throughmore detailed useof historical data (4pts)Needs significantlymore detail aboutthe chosen socialproblem throughthe use of historicaldata (3pts)Description of thesocial problemlacks detail overall. (2pts)No descriptionof the socialproblemincluded (0-1. 5pts)SociologicalConceptsIdentifiedClearly identified 4relevantsociologicalconcepts from thereadings. (5 pts)Clearly identified 3relevantsociologicalconcepts from thereadings, one notclearly identified. (4pts)Clearly identified 2relevantsociologicalconcepts from thereadings. (3pts)Clearly identified 1relevantsociologicalconcepts from thereadings. (2 pts)Did not clearlyidentify anysociologicalconcepts (0-1. 5pts)SociologicalConceptsDefinedClearly defined 4relevantsociologicalconcepts using thetext and/or othersource(s). (5 pts)Clearly defined 3relevantsociologicalconcepts using thetext and/or othersource(s), 1 notclearly defined. (4pts)Clearly defined 2relevantsociologicalconcepts using thetext and/or othersource(s). (3 pts)Clearly defined 1relevantsociologicalconcepts using thetext and/or othersource(s). (2 pts)Did not includetext definitionsof sociologicalconcepts (0-1. 5pts)AnalysisClearly applied arelevantsociological theoryto analysis of thechosen socialproblem. (5 pts)Applied a relevantsociological theoryto analysis of thechosen socialproblem, but lacksminor detail. (4 pts)Applied a relevantsociological theoryto analysis of thechosen socialproblem, but lackssignificant detail. (3pts)The paper attemptsto apply a relevantsociological theoryto analysis of thechosen socialproblem, butconnectionbetween theoryand chosen socialproblem is notclear (3 pts)Did not applysociologicaltheory to achosen socialproblem. (0-1. 5pts)APAFormattedCitationsIncluded APAformatted in-textcitations and fullreferences for ALLparaphrased andquoted work fromother sources. (3pts)Minor errors in APAformatting ofcitations. (2. 4 pts)Multiple errors inAPA formatting ofcitations. (2. 1 pt)Missing somecitations, anderrors in APAformatting. (1. 8 pts)No citationsincluded. (0-1pts)SOC 212Assignment 3Final PaperGrammar &amp,SpellingSOC 212Author makes noerrors in grammaror spelling thatdistract the readerfrom the content. (2pts)Author makes acouple errors ingrammar orspelling thatdistract the readerfrom the content. (1. 6 pts)Assignment 3Author makes afew errors ingrammar orspelling thatdistract the readerfrom the content. (1. 4 pt)Author makesmultiple errors ingrammar orspelling thatdistract the readerfrom the content. (1. 2 pts)Final PaperAuthors makesso many errorsin grammar andspelling that theintent of thepaper cannot beunderstood. (01 pts)